Perennial football underdogs Nasinu under new sponsors Permal Constructions and ABA Realtors will be out to upset a few giants at the 2020 COURTS Inter District Championship at ANZ Stadium in Suva.
They are no strangers to challenges, and their pool sees them up against the likes of 2020 Punjas BOG champions Rewa, host Suva and Lautoka. Always admired for their passion and tenacity, Nasinu won hearts at at many major tournaments.
They have won the IDC title once , although they did feature in three finals (1988,1993 and 1996). They won the lone IDC title in 1990 when they defeated Suva 1-0 in the final at ANZ Stadium in Suva.
Coached by former Nasinu great and national goalkeeper Tagi Vonolagi, they will be out to prove they are no pushovers after a series of courageous performances in recent VPL matches.
They do have some experienced players like Leone Damudamu, Joseph Mishra. Nasoni Mereke, Asaeli Tuinidau, Sekove Naivakananumi, Noa Seru, Tomasi Uculoa, Jone Naraba, Isikeli Ratucava, Luke Savu, Semi Vakatalai and Jashnit Vikash. In goal, they will rely on the skills of upcoming goalkeepers Viliame Rakuro and Meli Bavatu.
They will face host Suva on Tuesday October 6 at 12.30pm. They play Lautoka on Day two at 3pm and their last pool match will be against Rewa at 1pm on Thursday.